You know how some people say that everything happens at once . . . well in our case it definitely did. In a matter of 16 hours, our entire life completely changed. If I hadn't lived through the most exciting/overwhelming day myself, I definitely wouldn't be able to comprehend the emotions and thoughts I would have on a day like that. So starting at 4am finding out that I was pregnant, to 7pm where we were given the official okay that we could move in to our new house, in one day everything flipped turned upside down (you can thank me later for getting the Fresh Prince song stuck in your head).
We were driving home from Zoolights with friends and their new baby and I wasn't feeling good, but I was a little apprehensive to ask Dan to stop at the store to get a pregnancy test. I had it in my head that it would be so fun to surprise him. I had planned it all out for months. I would make him go take some photos with me and bring my tripod. I'd set the timer, get one of the two of us, then the next one I would turn on video and tape his reaction when I told him he was going to be a Dad. Great plan in theory, but it would be pointless if I asked him to stop at the store with me. But I can't keep anything from him, and I had to know. So we stopped at the store, got the test, and when we got home our roommates were home and I didn't want to have to act all happy in front of them when the test was negative again and I didn't want to let Dan down so we just went to bed and I tried to forget about the test.
The next morning I was up at 3:30 and had to pee really bad. I knew that it's best to take the test in the morning, so I figured it was morning and what better time than now. So there I was in the bathroom at 3:30 in the morning, taking a pregnancy test. All I could do was sit there and stare at that window watching the time tracker slowly inch its way across the screen and then there it was. PREGNANT. I was shocked. While I felt different and a little off, I figured I was just over analyzing it. All I could do was sit there and stare for a few minutes with tears running down my face thinking of how I was going to tell Dan.
I tiptoed back to bed and tried to fall back asleep. Clearly there was WAY too much going through my head to sleep! Not only did I just find out I was pregnant, but this was also the day we were supposed to hopefully get the keys to our new home. Talk about a big day! I laid there for 4 hours, browsing pinterest for baby ideas, downloading pregnancy apps on my phone, and trying to roll around and move as much as possible to wake Dan up so I could tell him our exciting news! By 7:30 I couldn't wait any longer and as we were laying in bed talking, I told him we were pregnant. Not at all what I had planned out in my head, but perfect none the less. The smile on his face said it all. We laid in bed smiling and saying very little for a few minutes, but the happiness we both felt was undeniable.
I've read other blogs that talk about how you should never have to go to work the day you find out your pregnant, and I absolutely agree. Between that and the anxiousness of finding out if we could move in to our new house or not, I'm fairly certain I was pretty unproductive. The rest of the day seems like a complete blur. I felt overwhelmed, excited, shocked, and a little numb. With so many emotions and two of the biggest things you ever do in your life happening on the same day, I wasn't even sure how to feel!
Ever since we got married (and even before), people have been asking us when we would start a family, but I truly believe that timing is different for everyone. I'm thankful for the 4 and a half years we spent as a married couple and the memories and adventures we shared during that time. And I am even more thankful for the new adventure we are about the embark on because of that time.